Wild genes could give crops renewed disease resistance

A GLOBAL alliance of researchers has pioneered a new method to rapidly ‘recruit’ disease-resistance genes from wild plants for transfer into domestic crops.

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Australian researchers are part of joint research looking into fast tracking disease resistance selection in crops like wheat.

The technique, called AgRenSeq, promises to revolutionise the development of disease-resistant varieties for global food supplies.